Nominations for the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced this week and several soaps made the cut. In daytime, both Days of Our Lives and All My Children received nods for their LGBT storytelling.
This past season DAYS began the soap's first gay storyline featuring Freddie Smith as comfortably out college student Sonny Kiriakis and Chandler Massey as his tortured, closeted pal Will Horton. The final year of All My Children saw the soap's iconic lesbian character Bianca Montgomery (Christina Bennett Lind) fall in love for what was likely the last time, with previously hetero friend Marissa Tasker (Sarah Glendening). READ MORE
Congratulations are in order for Grey's Anatomy star and All My Children alum Leven Rambin. The 19-year-old actress, who recently returned for AMC's 40th anniversary, announced on her Twitter page that she is engaged to Geoff Clark. Side note: I am re-reading one of my fave book series as a kid, Sweet Valley High and it's so weirdly cool to see Rambin's face on the revised covers as twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield! READ MORE
On the Primetime side, the nominees for Outstanding Drama series are: Brothers & Sisters (ABC), Grey's Anatomy (ABC), Mad Men (AMC), Skins (BBC America) and True Blood (HBO).
Outstanding Comedy Series: Beautiful People (Logo), Glee (Fox), GREEK (ABC Family), Modern Family (ABC) and United States of Tara (Showtime).